Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Fine Arts Senior Exhibition Begins May 1

14 Apr , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

The uniqueness of their artwork and the extraordinary conditions under which it was created has inspired “Unprecedented,” this year’s annual exhibition by Ohio Wesleyan University’s graduating fine arts majors.

The 2021 senior show will debut with a virtual reception at 5 PM on May 1. The live, online event will feature a conversation with the 10 student-artists facilitated by Tammy Wallace, assistant director of Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum.

“Unprecedented” will feature artwork selected by a jury of Ohio Wesleyan fine arts faculty. The pieces also will be on display for in-person viewing from May 2 through May 28 at the Ross, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. More…

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Delaware County

Commissioners Seek Applications For Housing Authority

13 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners currently is seeking to appoint one (1) member to fill a term that will expire February 22, 2026, on the Metropolitan Housing Authority. Members shall be residents of the City of Delaware or Radnor Township.

As a Metropolitan Housing Authority member, your contribution is vital to the development of affordable housing within Delaware County.

Specific responsibilities of the Metropolitan Housing Authority members are: More…

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Life in Delaware County

Details Emerge On Proposed Bill To Restrict ‘Vaccine Passports’ In Ohio

13 Apr , 2021  

By Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal

Republican-sponsored legislation will seek to prohibit the Ohio government from instituting a “vaccine passport” program, but the drafted proposal does not appear to restrict private businesses from doing so.

Rep. Al Cutrona, R-Canfield, is soon introducing this bill in the Ohio House of Representatives. It has already received support from fellow Republican lawmakers.

The term “vaccine passport” refers to showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination that could allow entry into a given place or public event. The vaccine is optional in Ohio, and Gov. Mike DeWine has given no indication the state government will develop a vaccine passport program here. More…

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Delaware County

Delaware County Road Closures As Of April 13

13 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

1808Delaware now shares road closure notices issued by the office of Delaware County Engineer Chris Bauserman.

Once a project is done, the notice will be removed at the next update.

Information on any of the projects below is available by contacting the office at 740.833.2400. Click on any to be taken directly to the Engineer’s project page. More…

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In Our Backyard

Road Trip: Mohican Wildlife Weekend

12 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

It’s back! Mohican Wildlife Weekend returns from April 23 to 25 with events taking place either virtually or within a very short drive from Delaware County.

Sure, it will be a bit different, given changes made related to the ongoing pandemic, but the enjoyable opportunities to interface with flora and fauna will be as plentiful as ever. The natural world awaits.

This 20th anniversary edition is called “SURVIVOR MOHICAN.” As always, programs will feature the area’s rich heritage, wildlife, recreation opportunities, and diverse natural resources. The best part of the event can be finding new venues you have never experienced, and then coming back again through the summer to engage in more in-depth visits. More…

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Westerville

Westerville Hiring Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Director

12 Apr , 2021  

The City of Westerville is hiring a full-time Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Director.

For more than 10 years, Westerville has been intentional in its development of a diversity action plan that fully addresses our commitment to recruitment and inclusion, while building awareness and support in our community and providing opportunities for partnerships, public spending and more. Since 2019, this work has culminated in Non-Discrimination and Ethnic Intimidation and Source of Income Discrimination legislation adopted by Westerville City Council.

Westerville’s plan promotes an environment of gender, generational, racial, religious and ethnic diversity to position us as a leading community of inclusion and equity in Central Ohio. Home to events and organizations like Community Culture Day, the MLK Legacy Project, 4th Friday Global Bazaar/Hands Across Westerville and many more, Westerville has demonstrated a strong commitment to community engagement and public education. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Half Of County Law Enforcement Agencies Adopt Community Policing Standards

12 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware; State of Ohio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Public Safety Director Tom Stickrath have released an update on the number of Ohio law enforcement agencies that have implemented Ohio’s statewide minimum standards on use of force, deadly force, hiring, and recruitment.

According to the 2021 Law Enforcement Certification Report issued today by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS), a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, a total of 529 law enforcement agencies in Ohio have fully adopted the primary standards and 11 agencies are in the process of adopting the primary standards set by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board.

Those updates reflect that four of Delaware County’s eight law enforcement agencies are in some phase of the certification process, meaning that 76% of Delaware County’s population is covered in this aspect. That represents 177 of 259 enforcement officers. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Leads State, Area In Vaccination Rates

11 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Delaware Countians are obtaining at least one dose of any of the available COVID-19 vaccines at a quicker rate than anywhere else in Ohio.

Statistics reported on Friday by the Ohio Department of Health indicated that 3,985,578 Ohioans have had at least one vaccine shot, representing 34.10% of those eligible. Of those, 2,459,174, or 21.04%, of them have completed their vaccination regimen.

In Delaware County, 91,157 people have received at least one shot. This number is approximately 43.58% of those eligible. 24.90%, or 52,087 of those individuals have received either one shot of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or two shots of the other two major vaccines. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Ohio Edison Starts $22 Million Tree Trimming Effort

11 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., is conducting tree trimming and other vegetation management work in communities across its 34-county service area in Ohio to help enhance service reliability for customers. This year’s $22 million tree-trimming program will help keep power flowing to customers around the clock by preventing tree-related outages, such as those that can occur during the spring and summer storm season.

That work will take place in several Delaware County and area communities.

On the ground, contractors have trimmed trees along nearly 1,200 miles of electric lines across the Ohio Edison service area. More…

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History/Tourism

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About : US36

11 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

It’s another in our series of posts sharing details and little known information about things that Delaware Countians know and see every day.

Today, we look at US Highway 36, a 1,414 mile (that’s 2,276 kilometers) highway that stretches from Ohio to Colorado, and right through Delaware County.

During its route, both in Ohio and across the US, the highway includes two lane and expressway sections as it goes through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado. It intersects with interstate highways 16 times, some more than once, and actually joins those highways at various points.

Along its way, US36 bypasses many of the larger cities and metropolitan areas, and instead travels through many county seat towns. More…

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Life in Delaware County

ODOT Kicks Off 2021 Central Ohio Construction Program

10 Apr , 2021  

By ODOT, 1808Delaware

Goodbye, snowplows and hello, orange barrels. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is officially kicking off the 2021 construction season throughout the state, with more than 145 projects worth $540 million planned in the Central Ohio area this year. This includes 44 pavement improvement projects, 18 bridge projects, and 13 safety upgrades.

Much of that work is taking place in Delaware County or northern Franklin County and impacting Delaware County commuters.

Safety remains a top priority in this year’s construction program and despite a 15.5 percent drop in traffic volumes last year, the increased revenue package passed in 2018 has allowed ODOT to continue funding its safety program at a pre-pandemic level and keep important maintenance projects on schedule. More…

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Delaware

Delaware Yard Waste Collection Resumes Next Week

10 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The City of Delaware has announced that yard waste collection will resume in the city effective April 12.

If you place leaves in yard waste bags or in receptacles and set at curbside on your regular trash collection day, the City will pick them up.

Remember that yard waste includes lawn trimmings, leaves, vines, brush, and garden waste. Yard waste does NOT include non-biodegradable material. The City provides this service on the scheduled refuse collection day from mid-April through mid- December. More…

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